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R. C. Searcy, 1925

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932

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----------------LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF R. C. SEARCY, DECEASED-------------
State of Tennessee, Sumner County
Know all men by these presents, that I, R. C. Searcy of the 15th Civil District of the County and State above mentioned, declare this to be my last will and testament.
I direct my executor to pay all my debts, and collect what is due me.
I will and bequeath to J. F. and R. H. Searcy my sons, all my real estate consisting of one Hundred and Seventy-four acres more or less, on the following conditions; that the said J. F. and R. H. Searcy pay to T. S. Searcy One Thousand Dollars to be deposited in Bank until invested in real estate for home, and further more pay to my daughter Jerrie Jones One Hundred Dollars, and to my daughter Carrie Wright One Hundred Dollars and to my son, W. J. Searcy, deceased, his heirs One Hundred Dollars, to my daughter Ethel Searcy One Hundred Dollars, to my son O. H. Searcy One Hundred Dollars, and furthermore should my wife Rebecca Searcy out live me, then the said J. F. and R. H. Searcy to take care of her and furnish her what she needs, and what personal property I should have at my death to be sold and equally divided among my children as the law directs.
I hereby appoint my sons, J. F. and R. H. Searcy as executors of this my last will and testament to serve without bond.
Witness my hand and seal, this the 26th day of August, 1913, Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen.
R. C. Searcy
Witness:  C. E. Fulks
J. W. Jackson
This is to certify that we saw the testator, R. C. Searcy sign the above will and that we signed the same as witnesses at his request in his presents and in the presence of each other.

Will of R. C. Searcy, Deceased.
Be it remembered that, on this the 24th day of September, 1925, before the Honorable L. C. Guild, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, J. F. & R. H. Searcy the parties named therein as executors produced in open Court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of R. C. Searcy, deceased, bearing date August 26th, 1913, having the name of R. C. Searcy signed thereto and being subscribed by C. E. Fulks and J. W. Jackson as attesting witnesses, and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will of the said R. C. Searcy, deceased; and it appearing to the Court from the testimony of J. W. Jackson one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said R. C. Searcy and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and in the presence of one other subscribing witness, C. E. Fulks, and at the request of the testator R. C. Searcy was signed by the said C. E. Fulks and J. W. Jackson as attesting witnesses on the day it bears date as and for his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory; it is so adjudged;

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And it is adjudged and declared by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said R. C. Searcy, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.  And J. F. & R. H. Searcy being named in said will as the executors thereof and being excused under the terms of the will from executing bond appeared in open Court and was duly qualified as the law directs and letters testamentary ordered issued to them.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk

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